Haddon's New Curriculum
At Haddon Primary School, we have been working to develop the curriculum so it not only meets its statutory obligations but is also engaging and relevant to Haddon’s pupils. We encourage the children to develop active, independent thinking skills and have revamped our thematic approach to develop a two year rolling programme of curriculum themes, which is outlined below. This will enable the joint year groups to explore, create and research knowledge, concepts and skills each term on different topics. The children will gain a deeper exploration and understanding of their topic by spending more time learning about it.
Each topic will begin with a hook to engage the children and spark their interest. Building on the children's natural enquiry, learning is developed through exciting and carefully planned activities. Working towards a quality outcome that the children will produce. We endeavour to make links with the local community and beyond wherever possible, taking children on trips and visits and also inviting visitors into school to enrich the learning experience. This helps to place the children’s learning in the context of the world around them, giving their learning a relevance that will prepare them for their life beyond school. To complete a topic the children will take part in a sharing event to celebrate their learning and a key outcome of the topic with the wider school, parents and governors.